Wilson Simonal's 'Nem Vem Que Nao Tem' is undoubtedly one of the most soulful brazilian anthem of the 60s. Backed by the fabulous Som Tres band (feat. pianist Cesar Camargo Mariano), the hugely popular Rio singer got a smash hit highlighted by the amazing mix of his lazy sexy vocals with the funky Som Tres groove.
The song, released in 1967 in the Odeon album 'Alegria, Alegria!!!' will be recorded 2 years later in France by Marcel Zanini, a French jazz musician. Much more familiar with Sidney Bechet and Lester Young sounds, this guy got a n°1 hit with a stupid lyrics adaptation, 'Tu veux, tu veux pas' ('Would you have sex with me, or not ?').
As the french 'icône' Brigitte Bardot did her own version too, the definitive Rio-Paris sexy connexion was here to stay. 43 years later, here's the first Popsanova track, some kind of 'homenagem' to Simonal, BB, and Marcel Zanini's moustache!
Expect sexy Parisian girls moaning as the lead female vocalist Désirée Lachose sings the original lyrics, backed by Captain Detendu's band. Enjoy three versions : Grant Phabao fabulous Kingston's touch under The Mighty Blunts guise, David°f kinky Jerk mood, or The Joslyns' Tropical Pop. As would Wilson Simonal say: Alegria, Alegria!!!
released November 20, 2013
Written & composed by Carlos Imperial / French lyrics Pierre Cour
Popsanova is Captain Détendu, Désirée Lachose, David°f & Grant Phabao